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Algerians are holding their breath as their country meets Russia on Thursday night for a chance at history.
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With giant flags hanging from buildings and a giant screen installed in the heart of the capital Algiers, thousands of Algerians have been following their 11 ambassadors to Brazil as their national football team chase the chance to make history and reach the second round of the World Cup for the first time ever.

The "Desert Warriors" who ended a 28-year goal drought against Belgium and beat South Korea in a 6-goal thriller, made them the highest-scoring African side in a single World Cup. Algeria is now closer to progressing to the next stage: the final 16.

Fans in the capital will hold their breath on Thursday night as their team meets Russia in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba.  

"This is going to be the longest 90 minutes in my life," a fan said.


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The North Africans gave themselves a chance to progress to the next round by winning their second match in group H against South Korea.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

People of all ages watch the team's game against Belgium.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Moments before the last whistle was blown in the Algeria-Belgium game.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera
Football has a universal appeal in Algeria and crosses the gender divide.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Algerians are now second in the group with three points, ahead of Russia and South Korea who have only one point.



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A supporter reacts after Algeria lost against Belgium.


/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Najib, 32, a security guard in a parking lot, says the World Cup is also a great opportunity to make some money.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Mohamed runs a fast food restaurant in the capital Algiers and says: "Football runs in my blood, just like any other Algerian."



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

"Inshallah we will be the first Arab nation to make it to the second round," Imed and Mohamed said.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Algeria's fourth goal against South Korea made them the highest-scoring African side in a World Cup match.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

When it meets Russia on Thursday, Algeria knows that a second win will mean a place in the last 16.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

The Algerians will only need a draw against Russia on Thursday, assuming the South Koreans don't beat Belgium by several goals, to progress to the second phase at the World Cup.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Appearing in their fourth World Cup, Algeria have never reached the second round.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

The "Desert Warriors" registered Algeria's first World Cup victory since the 1982 tournament in Spain.



/Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Algerians have waited 32 years for a victory at a World Cup tournament and will have to wait to see if their country can do one stage better.




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Moments before the last whistle was blown in the Algeria-Belgium game.

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Algerians are now second in the group with three points, ahead of Russia and South Korea who have only one point.

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Najib, 32, a security guard in a parking lot, says the World Cup is also a great opportunity to make some money.

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Mohamed runs a fast food restaurant in the capital Algiers and says: "Football runs in my blood, just like any other Algerian."

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"Inshallah we will be the first Arab nation to make it to the second round," Imed and Mohamed said.

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Algeria(***)s fourth goal against South Korea made them the highest-scoring African side in a World Cup match.

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When it meets Russia on Thursday, Algeria knows that a second win will mean a place in the last 16.

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The Algerians will only need a draw against Russia on Thursday, assuming the South Koreans don(***)t beat Belgium by several goals, to progress to the second phase at the World Cup.

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Appearing in their fourth World Cup, Algeria have never reached the second round.

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The "Desert Warriors" registered Algeria(***)s first World Cup victory since the 1982 tournament in Spain.

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Algerians have waited 32 years for a victory at a World Cup tournament and will have to wait to see if their country can do one stage better.

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The North Africans gave themselves a chance to progress to the next round by winning their second match in group H against South Korea.

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The North Africans gave themselves a chance to progress to the next round by winning their second match in group H against South Korea.

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People of all ages follow their national team's game against Belgium.

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People of all ages follow their national team's game against Belgium.

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Moments before the last whistle during the Algeria vs Belgium game.

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Moments before the last whistle during the Algeria vs Belgium game.

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Football has a universal appeal in Algeria and crosses the gender divide.

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Football has a universal appeal in Algeria and crosses the gender divide.

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Algerians are now second in the group with three points, ahead of Russia and South Korea who have only one
point.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/69255887c06c74fa8a20954b1785a975Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Algerians are now second in the group with three points, ahead of Russia and South Korea who have only one
point.

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A supporter reacts after Algeria lost against Belgium.

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A supporter reacts after Algeria lost against Belgium.

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Najib, 32, a security guard in a parking lot, says the world cup is a also a great opportunity to make some money.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/c4178fb51f17fde90a1eefd48b77eb3dMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Najib, 32, a security guard in a parking lot, says the world cup is a also a great opportunity to make some money.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/c0f52b410960e7172c0c580dfc6ec2ad

Mohamed runs a fast food restaurant in the capital ALgiers says "football runs in my blood, just like any other Algerian."

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Mohamed runs a fast food restaurant in the capital ALgiers says "football runs in my blood, just like any other Algerian."

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/1dc20382e4c11baa0a6f12660732399d

"Inshallah we will be the first Arab nation to make it to the second round," Imed (L) and Mohamed said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/1dc20382e4c11baa0a6f12660732399dMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

"Inshallah we will be the first Arab nation to make it to the second round," Imed (L) and Mohamed said.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/b6e412db73b774f01766a439c983f4fc

Algeria's fourth goal against South Korea, made them the highest-scoring
African side in a single World Cup match.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/b6e412db73b774f01766a439c983f4fcMohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Algeria's fourth goal against South Korea, made them the highest-scoring
African side in a single World Cup match.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/08aa7c10215284b1e4bd7fdf6048c903

When it meets Russia on Thursday in Group H, Algeria knows that a second win will mean a place in the last 16.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/08aa7c10215284b1e4bd7fdf6048c903Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

When it meets Russia on Thursday in Group H, Algeria knows that a second win will mean a place in the last 16.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/d55370d1466ff9a4dcfe563ca75cefe7

The Algerians will only need a draw against Russia in Curitiba, assuming the South Koreans don't beat Belgium by several goals, to progress to the second phase at a World Cup.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/d55370d1466ff9a4dcfe563ca75cefe7Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

The Algerians will only need a draw against Russia in Curitiba, assuming the South Koreans don't beat Belgium by several goals, to progress to the second phase at a World Cup.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/c6f01992e13357ce0ccecef4ff67c666

Appearing at their fourth World Cup, Algeria have never reached the second round.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/c6f01992e13357ce0ccecef4ff67c666Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

Appearing at their fourth World Cup, Algeria have never reached the second round.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/767bf95c7997a98342d8e883531f7a93

The Desert Warriors registered a first Algerian win at the finals since the 1982 tournament in Spain.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/767bf95c7997a98342d8e883531f7a93Mohamed Kaouche/Al Jazeera

The Desert Warriors registered a first Algerian win at the finals since the 1982 tournament in Spain.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Algerian_supporters/slideshow/no-caption/c35230b64e946b790f8547b94cc4cc6c

Algerians have waited 32 years for a victory at a World Cup finals.

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Algerians have waited 32 years for a victory at a World Cup finals.



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